Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #51: Europellets, 1907-12.

Once upon a time, it was not considered unseemly for a gentleman on the continent to acquire a pistol for his vest pocket...


Dreyse M1907, Frommer Stop (1912), and FN M1910, all in 7.65 Browning, aka .32ACP.

I feel an Arms Room post comin' on...

20 comments:

Kristopher said...

Did you ever find that part for your Frommer Stop?

Tam said...

Nope. I still need an extractor. :(

og said...

That is some sweetness there.

Just My 2¢ said...

May grandfather was a tax collector in Lebanon County, PA (Amish country). Since he ended up with a lot of cash in the house until the bank opened, he bought himself a Mauser M1910 in .25acp. When he died, we found it in the nightstand, loaded, with the original Mauser manual (in German) and a single box of ammo with 6 rounds missing. What a sweet little pistol. My younger brother got that one.

On the subject of vest pocket pistols, it wasn't just the gentlemen on the continent that carried them, I got my great grandpa's S&W Model 1, 2nd issue in 22LR. It's in a very light goatskin holster with a button to secure it inside his vest. He was apparently famous for walking home from work and bringing home a rabbit for the next evening's dinner.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Yay! Arms Room.

D.W. Drang said...

Marstar Canada: Frommer Stop (1912) Pistol Parts & Accessories listed as "Sold Out", but, hey, you never know, eh?

RevolverRob said...

You've just got to get you a Walther Model 4 or 4 and a CZ-24 or 27 for this 7.65mm Browning collection you've got going, my darling Tam.

It really would just be fab.

-Rob

RevolverRob said...

Make that Walther Model 3 or 4.

-Rob

Michael in CT said...

Numrich Gun Parts is out of stock as well.

Tam, if you have the broken extractor, perhaps you could find a gunsmith that could make you one?

Tam said...

Sadly, it is not broken, but rather absent.

rritter said...

I've got two of those (I lack a Frommer of any sort), and they're neat little pistols. They're fun to shoot, and I keep looking for old additions to my .32ACP accumulation.

The sights aren't great, but I'm not out to shoot them at 50 yds. For close-in plinking, they're great!

leBolide said...

I like the Frommer Stop. Looks like a paintball gun.

Robert Langham said...

No one could possibly object to being shot with such fine examples of design and craft.

jetfxr69 said...

Are there drawings of previously mentioned ejector? I know there are many machinists around. :)

jetfxr69 said...

Ugh. Extractor

Anonymous said...

Interesting how much my Deutsche Werke,Ortgies looks like that FN 1910.

Glenn Kelley

Kristopher said...

Maybe you should just pay a gunsmith to make you one?

Noah D said...

That Frommer is...oddly fascinating.

Tam said...

It operates on the long-recoil principle, too. It's like a little Browning A5 shotgun in there.

DirtCrashr said...

Do you need a period holster for the Browning?
I was just screwing around selling crap on eBay when I came across it...